Brussels, 16. Sep 2019
10th anniversary of the German-speaking Lions in Brussels
At beautiful late summer temperatures, the Lions Club Brussels-Charlemagne celebrated its 10th anniversary on 15 September. In addition to members, guests and sponsors, numerous founding members and Ghislaine Estiévenart, governor of Lions District 112c, were present.
Club President Janine Palmersheim not only looked back on many successful Lions activities over the last 10 years, but also presented the sugar-sweet 4-paw recipient of this year’s charity event: The Golden Retriever “Cairo” with co-founder and director Vanessa Wey of the charity Association Os’mose ASBL in Liège. In November, the sale of the well-known advent calendar will start. The proceeds are used to finance the training of „Cairo” to become an assistance dog.
Another highlight was the panel discussion with founding members Peter
Kallert and Thorsten Diercks, as well as Vanessa Wey and Christine Collard,
coordinator of Cité Sérine.
The round was moderated by the current treasurer Matthias Munny. In addition to anecdotes about the founding phase of the club as well as the connecting values, the activities of Os’mose and Cité Sérine were in the foreground.
Cité Sérine is a hospice that helps adult patients and children with serious illnesses. In the foreground is the best possible preservation of the quality of life. The Brussels-Charlemagne Lions Club has a long-standing and successful partnership with Cité Sérine. Thus, the hospice has already been supported several times in necessary investments.
The afternoon was a successful conclusion with a raffle, in which the guests could win Swiss specialties. The proceeds did go to the benefit of Cité Sérine.
The German-speaking Lions Club Brussels-Charlemagne is a dynamic, active association, which cares for the support and assistance of people in need in Brussels and the surrounding area. In the past 10 years, the volunteer members have been able to collect and donate over 130,000 euros. The club meets twice a month, to which German-speaking interested are cordially invited. All necessary details can be found on the website of the club www.lions-charlemagne.be
Präsidentinnen/Präsidenten vlnr 2009-2019
Präsidentin Janine Palmersheim, Gouverneurin Ghislaine Estiévenart, Jörg Palmersheim, Kommunikation